Libyan soccer championship to begin on Friday

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Matches in Libya’s first division national soccer championship for the 2008-2009 season will begin Friday with the participation of 14 teams, sources close to Libya’s sports circles revealed Thursday. Three games are planned for Friday, with four matches Saturday.

Fixtures for Friday: Al-Akhdhar versus Al-Tourssana Al-Wifaq versus Olympique Al-Ahli Tripoli versus Al-Ahli Benghazi

Fixtures for Saturday: Al-Jazira versus Al-Hilal Al-Madina versus Sweihli Al-Wihda versus Club de la sûreté public Al-Ittihad versus Al-Naser

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A London-based writer, broadcaster and journalist, Stefan Simanowitz writes for publications in the UK and around the world including the: Guardian, Independent, Financial Times, Washington Times, Global Post, Huffington Post, New Statesman, In These Times, New Internationalist, Prospect, Lancet,, Contemporary Review, Mail & Guardian. He has a background in policy, political strategy and international human rights law and has worked for the European Commission, Liberty and the ANC during South Africa’s first democratic election campaign. He has reported from mass graves in Somaliland and Indonesia, prisons in Cameroon and South Africa, refugee camps in the Sahara desert and he writes on all aspects of global politics. He also has an interest in culture and travel, writing reviews on music, literature, film and theatre and taking photographs to accompany his reviews and reportage.
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